I have a lady who wants me to give an estimate on a detailed cleaning. She has a 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2600 sq. ft home in decent shape. I was thinking of quoting her $228 for the first detailed cleaning and $138 each month thereafter (for basic cleaning after that). With the detailed cleaning I am doing the regular stuff, but am including inside windows and sills. If she wants inside and outside it will be $325 firm. Do you think I am quoting her a reasonable price? I got my prices from bidmycleaning.com. I am just starting out so I dont want to ruin this potential job by bidding too high.
For my area I would not be able to get someone to pay that. If the house is in good shape and not much for clutter I would charge $135.00 for the first cleaning. Do you have others that help you out. If so you would have to charge more to pay them. Although I have people that complain when I charge them $125.00 for the first cleaning. In fact I just quoted someone this square footage about 3 weeks ago and I charged her the $135.00 but didn't get the job.
Well, I got the job. She wants a very detailed cleaning (basic cleaning, plus all light fixtures, baseboards, all woodwork, inside windows and sills). I went with $180 as the quote and she was fine with that. I actually would have went much lower but she only wants me to come once a month. So I told her $180, then $130 a month after. I feel like she got a good deal. She does have an inside dog so I took that into consideration too. Even though the house is already very, very clean I will clean it exactly as she wants. Do you think I gave a fair price for the work involved?
I suggest you make a price list with corresponding amount and area size so that you wont have a problem estimating on how to price it. It would also be helpful to have a separate list if there are additional cleaning like windows, chairs, tables, carpets etc. And dont compare your prices with other companies because the tendency is that your quote will be either high or low. Just compute the equipments used, materials used and your labor. Then your good to go. ;D
Post by thomasanthony on Feb 18, 2012 16:14:35 GMT -5
Important questions and good responses. At the end of the day, if you project how many hours it will take you plus any expenses required, you can determine a "safe price" and then add additional profit if the numbers allow. Don't forget to include your to and from travel time and expenses in your total hours. Good luck with your project!
Post by braidyrigby on Feb 11, 2013 0:44:33 GMT -5
And, this is why giving out detailed estimates - in the beginning - can be a waste of time for you. Putting together a detailed estimate takes time. So in the beginning, just give whoever is asking for the estimate a job rate - on your company letterhead of course, so it's official.
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Post by benedictbrent on Mar 12, 2013 2:47:23 GMT -5
Running your own cleaning business will require you to set your own rates and prices. Some customers may even ask for an estimate for a bigger cleaning job or for normal upkeep of their house. Being able to provide them with an estimate might set you apart from the competition.
Post by brentrowan on Apr 29, 2013 23:32:14 GMT -5
Having an office building cleaned is something that needs to be done regularly so that the work environment can stay clean and organized. Many pieces of office equipment such as shredders, fax machines and copiers can generate extra dust and debris that need to be cleaned weekly if not daily.